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Subject: Re: list policies about vacation programs
From: "Paul M. Moriarty" <pmm @ igtc . com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 13:32:19 -0700
To: Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui @ plaidworks . com>
Cc: Berg Oswell <berg @ eskimo . com>, list-managers @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: <E10CBC1B-CE7C-11D7-9D95-0003934516A8 @ plaidworks . com>
References: <200308141702 . KAA29595 @ eskimo . com> <E10CBC1B-CE7C-11D7-9D95-0003934516A8 @ plaidworks . com>
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Chuq Von Rospach writes:
> 
[...]
> 
> Yes. Your service is facilitating the communication. If two people get 
> into a fight through your list, carry it off into private email and it 
> turns abusive, you still have responsibility, because you still have a 
> liability issue. How much liability depends on the situation and who 
> does what, but don't for a second think the court won't see you as at 
> least partially liable as the owner of the source of the abuse.

Can you cite the case law using mailing lists or a similar form of
electronic distribution where the distributor was held liable?




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